upGrad Trends to Tend [December 2018 – I]

What’s happening? Where is it happening? How is it happening?

Presenting upGrad Trends to Tend where we talk about news, views and opinions across the data, digital & tech industry.

Money control reported that according to a market analysis carried out by a London-based blockchain consulting firm Dappros, India is home to the second most number of blockchain developers in the world with nearly 19,627 developers, which is second only to the United States, which has 44,979 blockchain developers as of October 24, 2018. It also means India has an edge over other countries when it comes to developing applications based on Blockchain or improving applications through the technology.


According to a report by Businessinsider, India has a serious shortage of Data Scientist even if Big Data and Data Science is one of the burning sectors in the IT world. According to the professional network LinkedIn, India reportedly has less than 10% of data scientists available globally. Which also means that India may be challenged to effectively serve the growing data servicing market. The number is likely to be a big worry for India’s competitive IT services companies who are training staff in data science.


As per a report by  The Hindu, E-learning startup,upGrad has made 400+ career transitions possible. With structured and rigorous industry-relevant programs taught in collaboration with world-class faculty, more working professionals are choosing online university education at upGrad and are comfortable studying without quitting their jobs. Up to 200% salary hike has been recorded so far by upGrad learners who have transitioned to brands like Microsoft, KPMG, Fractal Analytics, Zivame, Mindtree, PWC, Bain & Company and many more.
According to Inshorts, upGrad launches career track initiative with placement assurance which gives a job guarantee to almost 100 learners in the field of Data within 6 months of graduation. One on One mentorship from various industry experts having an experience in the field of Data, from companies like Walmart, Flipkart etc would be provided.

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